Two W&L Student-Athletes Honored With Weekly Award

SALEM, Va. – Washington and Lee had a pair of student-athletes earn Athlete of the Week honors from the Old Dominion Athletic Conference on Monday afternoon.

Sophomore women’s soccer player Allie Espina (Gaithersburg, Md./Good Counsel) and sophomore women’s swimmer Elizabeth Starnes (Harrison, Tenn./Girls Prep) were honored for the week ending Nov. 1.

A forward on the soccer team, Espina notched three goals over a two-game stretch last week. She recorded the Generals’ only goals in a 2-1 victory over Bridgewater on Wednesday and followed that up with a goal in the ODAC quarterfinal match on Saturday against Guilford, as the Generals advanced to the semifinals with a 2-0 victory. Espina currently leads the team in scoring, recording 24 points off 11 goals and two assists on the season.

Starnes posted two individual victories as the women’s swim team defeated Transylvania, 150-110, on Saturday. She finished first in the 200 free with a time of 2:02.35 while also taking the 500 free in 5:31.81.

The W&L women’s soccer team returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts Lynchburg in the semifinals of the ODAC Tournament at 2:00 pm. The women’s swim team will take to the pool on Saturday as they travel to Randolph-Macon for a 2:00 pm meet.

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